Gem Mining in
North Carolina

Mining for Authentic North Carolina Gemstones

Do you want to experience the thrill of prospecting for your very own North Carolina authentic gemstones? Then join the fun at Sugar Creek Gem Mine, where we guarantee you will find precious and semi-precious gemstones in every bucket. With Sugar Creek Gem Mine you can expect the highest quality service, experienced gemologists on staff and first class mining equipment. Call to reserve your Gem Mining experience at 828.898.GEMS. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may experience a wait time before you can start gem mining – as gem mining in the summer is very popular! The covered gem mine is open year-round in Banner Elk, NC.

Professional Jewelry Making

At Sugar Creek Gem Mine every bucket of North Carolina gemstone rough that we sell offers facet grade gemstones; allowing you the unique opportunity to have your gemstone finds cut and set into jewelry.

The expert staff at Sugar Creek Gem Mine will work with you to pick out the gemstones that are best suited for cutting. Sugar Creek has state of the art lapidary equipment and faceting supplies to ensure that every cut gemstone is flawless.

About Sugar Creek Gem Mine

Sugar Creek Gem Mine is owned and operated by brothers Chris and Matt Leonard. The Leonard family has been in the North Carolina gem mining, skiing and outdoor adventure industries for decades. Father Bill Leonard founded High Mountain Expeditions, a rafting and adventure company, and Ski Country Sports ski shops, both of which the sons also now help to run.

If you have never experienced North Carolina Gem Mining – or any of the other mining activities that Sugar Creek Gem Mine offers feel free to explore our site and find the gem mining activity that fits your needs. You can contact a member of our NC Gem Mining consultant team and they can guide you through the process of arranging your next gem mining adventure with Sugar Creek Gem Mine.